June 19 Michigan Vegetable updates | MSU Vegetable Extension

East Michigan Vegetable Update Melons and watermelons are nearly all transplanted. Caps and hoops are off, but plants are small and a bit yellow from the cool weather. Zucchini and cucumbers grown under low tunnels and hoophouses are being harvested. Peas are pickable, but I haven’t seen them at markets yet. Pumpkins are still going in. Continue Reading Southwest Michigan Vegetable Update Cucumbers, yellow […]

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CucCAP scientists release genome of principal American watermelon cultivar and genetically characterize the National Plant Germplasm System watermelon collection

Years of selection for desirable fruit quality traits in dessert watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) has resulted in a narrow genetic base in modern cultivars. Development of novel genomic and genetic resources offers great potential to expand genetic diversity and improve important traits in watermelon. The CucCAP team has developed a high‐quality genome sequence for the principal […]

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Protecting Cucurbit Crops Against Pathogens | VSC News

The Vegetable and Specialty Crop News June 2019 edition features two articles about disease problems of interest to cucurbit growers. An article from Florida State Cooperative Extension Vegetable Pathology titled, What to do about watermelon gummy stem blight and fusarium wilt, highlights two disease priorities on watermelon. The need for new virus resistant squash and melon […]

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